The Course

Ready to transform your marriage into a thriving partnership? This course is your roadmap to fostering a dynamic relationship where both partners grow—independently and together. We'll dive into the secrets of maintaining individuality while building a strong, cohesive bond. From understanding the stages of marital growth to mastering effective communication strategies, we'll equip you with the tools to turn common stumbling blocks into stepping stones. Whether you're newlyweds or seasoned pros at this marriage thing, there's always room for growth.

Let's navigate the tricky waters of life changes, personal development, and shared dreams with confidence. You'll learn to set joint goals, support each other's ambitions, and celebrate accomplishments—the big ones and the little ones. Applying these lessons means turning the life you have into the life you both want, all while deepening your connection. It's not just about surviving the ups and downs; it's about thriving through them. Get ready to unlock the full potential of your partnership and watch as your marriage blossoms into its most vibrant version yet.

What you will learn

I started this course by thinking about what it really takes for a relationship to not just survive, but truly thrive. With that in mind, every element has been carefully designed to deepen your understanding of a growth-oriented approach in marriage. You're about to dive into practical strategies and thoughtful insights that build up communication skills, conflict resolution techniques, and ways to foster mutual support and understanding. Trust me, it's all laid out in a way that's clear, engaging, and super easy to follow. I've seen the transformations happen – from uncertainty to confidence, from stagnation to advancement. You're stepping into a space that not only encourages but also equips you to cultivate a dynamic and fulfilling partnership. It's not just about getting through. It's about growing through, together.


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Your instructor

Valerie Hamaker, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT, SATP, brings to the table an extensive background in fostering growth within marriages, supported by her dual master’s degrees and comprehensive training in complex trauma recovery. Her expertise as a licensed therapist has been honed through years of dedicated practice in her private counseling work in Kansas City, Missouri. Passionate about enabling couples to navigate their relationships with resilience and mutual support, Valerie integrates her clinical experience with practical wisdom to inspire transformative journeys for both individuals and partnerships.

At the core of Valerie's teaching is a commitment to nurturing a growth-oriented environment for couples, where they can explore and strengthen their union with guided insight. Her approach is deeply rooted in empathy and evidence-based strategies, ensuring that every session resonates with her pupils on a personal level. Valerie's work as a host of the Latter Day Struggles Podcast further enriches her curriculum, as she draws from a wealth of discussions on faith and personal development to encourage a holistic approach to marital growth within her course, fostering an enriching learning experience that builds on both emotional intelligence and spiritual harmony.